Osteochondral Lesions of the Knee: Differentiating the Most Common Entities at MRI. Ikemura S, Yamamoto T, Motomura G, et al. Coronal (a) and sagittal (b) fat suppressed T2-WI show adjacent kissing areas of bone marrow edema (white arrowheads) at the distal tibia and talar dome. 1989; 71(8): 1143–52. In humans, SCLs occur in youths and adolescents [1] due to … Furthermore, cartilage lesions may be isolated (one defect), complex (one lesion with variable depth of the lesion) or multifocal (involving multiple areas of the talus or tibia). (2015) Acta radiologica (Stockholm, Sweden : 1987). As a result, the diagnosis of “spontaneous osteonecrosis of the knee” has been abandoned and is now recognized as osteonecrosis developing following a subchondral fracture (see Web clinic February 2004). Stage 2 refers to partial detachment of OCL with subchondral cyst formation or fissure incompletely separating the lesion from the talar dome. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/0363546508316773, Dipaola, JD, Nelson, DW and Colville, MR. Characterizing osteochondral lesions by magnetic resonance imaging. MRI sensitivity in detection of OCL of the talus, correlated with arthroscopic correlation, varies according to different studies and has been reported as high as 81% [10]. At earlier stages (stage 1 to 4), a number of options exist including: This is an i… ADVERTISEMENT: Supporters see fewer/no ads, Please Note: You can also scroll through stacks with your mouse wheel or the keyboard arrow keys. Patients will usually present with pain on weight-bearing in the affected joint, improving with rest 2. 4 (3): 173-80. The fracture can be seen as irregular linear or curvilinear subchondral low signal intensity structure near the subchondral bone plate of low signal intensity in T1-weighted images and also sometimes, but not always in T2-weighted images 1,2,4-8. 3. MRI is an excellent imaging tool, able to detect osteoarthritis indicators such as chondromalacia (with a magnet strength of 1.5 T, it has a sensitivity of 100% for grade III and IV lesions) 20, 21, subchondral edema, and subchondral cysts … In our patients, from the follow-up X-ray and MRI we observed a satisfied regeneration of the subchondral bone without bone resorption or recurrence of the cyst, indicating that cancellous bone autograft is an effective method for treating subchondral cysts.Furthermore, the successful reconstruction of the subchondral bone significantly relieved the patients' symptoms, as the … Studies on cadavers performed on CT arthrography [12] showed more accurate cartilage thickness measurements in comparison to standard MRI, which is in line with a superior evaluation of OCL with CT arthrographic techniques [13] (Figure 9). This term refers to a wide spectrum of pathologies including mild bone marrow contusion as well as severe osteoarthritis resulting from long standing disease. Subchondral cysts are often a part of the joint degenerative process and occurs where there are breaks in the hip joint cartilage. Subchondral bone cysts (SBCs) are sacs filled with fluid that form inside of joints such as knees, hips, and shoulders. DOI: https://doi.org/10.2106/00004623-198668060-00007, De Smet, E, De Praeter, G, Verstraete, KL, Wouters, K, De Beuckeleer, L and Vanhoenacker, FM. Gorbachova T, Melenevsky Y, Cohen M, et al. 2007; 17(6): 1518–28. Coronal (a) fat suppressed T2-WI show adjacent BME (white asterisk) at the superolateral aspect of the talar dome. The cartilage at the talar dome is slightly irregularly delineated (white arrow). Recently, Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) of small joints has been introduced as an alternative technique for Multi Detector CT, combining a very high spatial resolution, low radiation dose and low cost [3]. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00330-006-0446-4, El-Khoury, GY, Alliman, KJ, Lundberg, HJ, Rudert, MJ, Brown, TD and Saltzman, CL. (2016) AJR. S2 (2017): 1. The fracture can be seen as irregular linear or curvilinear subchondral low signal intensity structure near the subchondral bone plate of low signal intensity in T1-weighted  images and also sometimes, but not always in T2-weighted images 1,2,4-8. 2017;101(S2):1. The weight-bearing joints such as the knee, hip, and ankle joints are more commonly affected ref. 44 (2): 102-5. Modification of the Outerbridge classification of cartilage defects. DOI: http://doi.org/10.5334/jbr-btr.1377, Posadzy, Magdalena, Julie Desimpel, and Filip M. Vanhoenacker. Diagnostic value of CT arthrography for evaluation of osteochondral lesions at the ankle. It has also been shown that both small (≤5 mm) and large (>5 mm) MR imaging–depicted osteophytes are associa… Conventional radiographs are currently the standard for establishing a radiographic diagnosis of knee osteoarthritis (1–3). The pathologic definition of a cyst is a cavitary, fluid-filled lesion with an epitheli-al lining [21]. A modified grading system has been proposed by Hepple in 1999 [5] and by Dipaola et al. Although the incidence of osteoarthritis increases with age, the condition is not a normal part of the aging process. Sagittal fat suppressed T2-WI (intermediate weighting) showing BME (white asterisk) at the lateral corner of the talar dome (b). 1991; 7(1): 101–4. Ostlere SJ(1), Seeger LL, Eckardt JJ. Radiology. Because the plasticity of the cartilage in children and adolescents is higher than in adults, OCL lesions in young patients are often characterized by isolated subchondral bony changes without overlying cartilage disruption (Figure 5). Subchondral cysts are typically found within the hip joint. A subchondral cyst (Fig. 2014; 20(1): 57–60. Therefore, for more accurate evaluation of cartilage covering of articular surfaces of the talar dome and distal tibia and fibula, direct arthrographic techniques combined with CT and MRI may be useful (Figure 2d). Sayyid S, Younan Y, Sharma G, et al. ADVERTISEMENT: Radiopaedia is free thanks to our supporters and advertisers. Usually, subchondral fractures present as linear or curvilinear structures often paralleling the subchondral bone plate, with or without areas of subchondral collapse 2. As the bulk of the U.S. population ages, the prevalence of osteoarthritis is expected to rise. (2009) Osteoarthritis and cartilage. Subchondral bone involvement can be manifested by bone marrow edema (BME), fracture, sclerosis and/or cyst formation. Although Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) at 1.5 Tesla is the leading cross-sectional modality for detection and staging of OCL, lack of spatial resolution hampers accurate assessment of thin articular cartilage. In such a case, leave the cartilage alone and only check it with ankle arthroscopy. The majority of those lesions occur in active patients and are related to trauma. There is slight irregular delineation of the cartilage (white arrow). Image Findings: Spondylosis deformans (Osteophytes and osseoous ridging), Intervetebral osteochondrosis (disc spcae narrowing, Intradiscal vaccum phenomenom, disc calcification, subchondral bone sclerosis, Schmorl nodes), Uncovertebral joint osteoarthritis (Sclerosis, hypertrophy, joint spce narrowing, subluxation, capsular laxity, synovial cyst) Subchondral insufficiency fractures of the knee: review of imaging findings. This process can evolve into cyst formation. This underscores the value of preoperative imaging. 2003; 19(4): 353–9. Cartilage thickness in cadaveric ankles: Measurement with double-contrast multi-detector row CT arthrography versus MR imaging. AJR Am J Roentgenol 1977;128:799–806. Coronal fat suppressed T2-WI (intermediate weighting) showing BME (white asterisk) at the lateral corner of the talar dome (a). An alternative MRI staging system has been proposed by Mintz [8] et al. 8. Coronal (b) and sagittal (c) reformatted CBCT-A show subtle subchondral sclerosis (black arrow) at the superolateral aspect of the talar dome, but the overlying cartilage is intact. Schematic drawing of the normal talocrural joint (a). Their walls consist of a cell layer resembling synovium, and the surrounding wall is osteosclerotic. Cartilage damage may have a variable imaging appearance ranging from a small fissure, a distinct defect, flap formation or delamination. Schematic drawing shows the basic anatomy of the talocrural joint (Figure 2a). On a corresponding sagittal reformatted CBCT-A (c), there is almost complete detachment of the cartilage at the superolateral aspect of the talar dome (black arrow). On plain films, the subchondral bone is seen as a thin layer of compact bone with a smooth surface and a uniform adjacent trabecular bone (Figure 2b). Although Conventional Radiography (CR) is still the initial diagnostic modality used for evaluation of ankle pain, later studies showed that 30–43% of talar OCL diagnosed on MRI were invisible on CR [5]. Schematic drawings of OCL classification according to Anderson. Sagittal (a) fat suppressed T2-WI show a subchondral band-like area of low signal at the subchondral cortex (white arrow) with surrounding BME (white asterisk). American journal of roentgenology. MRI-detected subchondral bone marrow signal alterations of the knee joint: terminology, imaging appearance, relevance and radiological differential diagnosis. The overlying cartilage is difficult to assess on MRI but seems to be slightly inhomogeneous (white arrow). The area between the fracture line and the articular surface should be of high signal in T2 weighted images 2,4. Assess range of motion to evaluate for pain and limitation as well as clicking or catching of the joint. Subchondral lucency (SCL), also referred to as subchondral bone cysts, can cause clinical problems in horses and humans. Foot Ankle Int. On the other hand, although MRI a very useful and sensitive technique for evaluation of the subchondral compartment (showing either BME or cyst formation), the precise depth and extent of the overlying cartilage lesion is often not accurately staged. Based on the combination of MRI and CBCT findings the diagnosis of a subchondral insufficiency fracture (SIF) was made. There are two theories of pathogenesis of subchondral cyst formation: the synovial fluid intrusion theory, which proposes that articular surface defects and increased intra-articular pressure allow intrusion of synovial fluid into the bone, leading to formation of cavities; and the bone contusion theory, according to which non-communicating cysts arise from subchondral foci of bone necrosis that are the … DOI: http://doi.org/10.5334/jbr-btr.1377. However, the sensitivity of conventional radiography in osteophyte depiction is limited compared with that of magnetic resonance (MR) imaging (4,5). Staging of Osteochondral Lesions of the Talus: MRI and Cone Beam CT. Journal of the Belgian Society of Radiology, 101(S2), 1. 2017. 468 (12): 3181-5. Journal of the Belgian Society of Radiology, vol. The first system of classification has been reported by Berndt and Harty in 1959 [4], including four stages based on their radiological appearance. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fas.2013.10.005, https://doi.org/10.2106/00004623-198668060-00007, https://doi.org/10.1007/s00256-015-2127-3, https://doi.org/10.2106/00004623-195941060-00002, https://doi.org/10.1177/107110079902001206, https://doi.org/10.1016/0749-8063(91)90087-E, https://doi.org/10.2106/00004623-198971080-00004, https://doi.org/10.1007/s00167-008-0607-x, https://doi.org/10.1007/s00330-006-0446-4, https://doi.org/10.1148/radiol.2333031921. Almost always there will be associated bone marrow edema best appreciated in fat-saturated T2-weighted and intermediate or proton-density weighted images 4. 101, no. Subchondral cysts of the tibia secondary to osteoarthritis of … Prostaglandin I-1 and/or bisphosphonates might be considered 5. Acute and Stress-related Injuries of Bone and Cartilage: Pertinent Anatomy, Basic Biomechanics, and Imaging Perspective. T1 andT2-weighted axial, oblique coronal, and oblique sagittal images were analysed for the presence, location, number,shape, size, and connection to the joint cavity of subchondral cysts. Despite the combination of these MR parameters, accurate cartilage evaluation remains often illusive. There are two generally accepted theories on the etiology of subchondral cysts. Hallmarks of osteoarthritis include the presence of marginal osteophytes and subchondral cysts in the tibiofemoral joint. In this regard, CBCT-Arthrography (CBCT-A) may be very promising technique for precise staging of cartilage lesions of the ankle as an alternative for Multi Detector Computed Tomography (MDCT). Note that the cystic changes are subchondral at the proximal ulnar portion of the lunate (L). MR imaging of the ankle at 3 Tesla and 1.5 Tesla: Protocol optimization and application to cartilage, ligament and tendon pathology in cadaver specimens. Subchondral bone involvement can be manifested by bone marrow edema (BME), fracture, sclerosis and/or cyst formation. [6, 20]. (2010) AJR. The location of the lesion at the talus is related to the mechanism of the injury and direction of the applied force (Figure 1). Nowadays MR staging of OCL on MRI is usually done by the Anderson classification [9], which is another modification of the initial staging system based on plain film evaluation by Berndt and Harty (Figure 6). comments powered by 7. Osteochondral lesions (OCL) of the talus involve both articular cartilage and subchondral bone of the talar dome. The majority of those lesions occur in active patients and are related to trauma. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/107110079902001206, Ferkel, RD, Zanotti, RM, Komenda, GA, Sgaglione, NA, Cheng, MS, Applegate, GR, et al. Journal of the Belgian Society of Radiology 101 (S2): 1. Frequently, these lesions occur with ligamentous injury and one should thoroughly examine for instability.One may obtain radiographic imaging to evaluate for cystic or chondral changes, but bear in mind that these studies are insufficient for complete diag… 1986; 68(6): 862–5. (2018) Radiographics : a review publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc. 38 (5): 1478-1495. Arthroscopy. Foot Ankle Surg. Case 2: subchondral insufficiency fracture, subchondral insufficiency fracture of the knee, directly visible subchondral trabecular discontinuity on high resolution, signs of subcortical impaction visible as subchondral hyperdensity, grade 2: bone marrow edema with low signal intensity fracture line, grade 3: fluid-filled fracture line and cysts, grade 4: cortical collapse with a step off, concave, smooth half-moon/crescentic appearing necrotic segment, usually in conjunction with chondral damage. Skeletal Radiol. Additional CBCT-Arthrography is, however, very useful for more accurate cartilage staging and should be considered in those clinical scenarios where arthroscopic treatment of the lesion is considered. In fact, Subchondral Bone Cyst is one of the parameters that physicians look at when diagnosing osteoarthritis. 207 (6): 1257-1262. Subchondral fractures due to trauma can occur at any age. Due to its noninvasiveness, absence of radiation exposure and its ability to visualize associated concomitant soft tissue abnormalities, MRI is the initial technique for exclusion/confirmation of an osteochondral lesion of the ankle. Conventional radiography, Mortise View (b). For staging of OCL of the talus several grading systems have been proposed. A mnemonic for the causes of subchondral cysts is: COORS Mnemonic C: CPPD O: osteoarthritis O: osteonecrosis R: rheumatoid arthritis S: synovial-based tumors See also Geode Articular cartilage lining remains homogenous without any signal changes (Figure 7). 1. Although not comprehensive in scope, this article correlated the pathophysiology and imaging features of several of these disorders to better understand the associated subchondral lucencies. These patients have inferior outcomes for arthroscopic treatment of FAI compared with patients with similar age and activity level without MRI subchondral … 48 (12): 1961-1974. They can also occur in conjunction with twisting and ligamentous injuries. high signal subchondral cysts; Treatment and prognosis. All were located in the … 2. 17 Resnick D, Niwayama G, Coutts R. Subchondral cysts in arthritic disorders: pathologic and radiographic appearance of the hip joint. Useful MR scoring parameters include lesion location, lesion size in 3 planes, subchondral bone marrow edema, subchondral cyst formation and/or sclerosis, status of the overlying cartilage, contour depression of the articular bone plate. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2008; 36(9): 1750–62. Sometimes visible as subchondral hyperlucency with a decrease in bone density. 56 (6): 714-9. (2019) Skeletal radiology. MRI allows for distinguishing normal cartilage from subchondral bone as well as evaluating the adjacent bone marrow, ligaments and other surrounding soft tissues (Figure 2c). Coronal (c, d) reformatted CBCT-A clearly shows an extensive cartilage lesion down to bone with adjacent cartilage flap (black arrow). 2008; 16(11): 1047–51. It uses a conical X-ray beam and flat-panel detector collecting all volumetric data in one rotation of the gantry. Osteochondral lesions of the talus: A new magnetic resonance grading system with arthroscopic correlation. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1053/jars.2003.50041, Anderson, IF, Crichton, KJ, Grattan-Smith, T, Cooper, RA and Brazier, D. Osteochondral fractures of the dome of the talus. Physical examination should include evaluation of local tenderness and swelling. The articular cartilage layer of the talocrural joint is indicated in blue. “Staging of Osteochondral Lesions of the Talus: MRI and Cone Beam CT”. Thus, “cyst” is not an accurate term for the lesions encountered at imaging of subchondral bone. All MR images wereobtained using a 1.5 Tesla unit after intraarticular injection of 20ml of diluted contrast material. Biomed Res Int. Subchondral fractures are usually a consequence of compressive forces, transmitted from the cartilage to the subchondral bone plate and from there to the trabeculae, which fail to resist that force and break or fracture 3. CBCT following intra-articular injection of Iodine contrast (CBCT-Arthrography) may render exquisite detail of the articular cartilage using very thin slices and multiplanar reformation. Staging of Osteochondral Lesions of the Talus: MRI and Cone Beam CT. Journal of the Belgian Society of Radiology, 101(S2), p.1. Moreover, despite several modifications of the staging systems on MRI, not all combination of the degree of involvement of the cartilage and subchondral bone are included and therefore these classification systems remain uncomprehensive, complicated and less valuable for use in daily routine. The accuracy also depends of the strength of the field and is lower on 1.5 Tesla magnets in comparison to 3T [11]. Down staging of an OCL on CBCT compared to MRI. Note also partial filling of the subchondral cyst (black arrowhead) with contrast as an indirect sign of joint communication through a cartilage lesion. The overlying cartilage is difficult to assess on MRI. Symptoms of subchondral cystic lesions can be mild to severe and can be of an acute onset. These cysts are produced in areas of damaged articular cartilage, subjacent to the underlying subarticular cortical plate. S2, 2017, p. 1. in 2003. More severe symptoms tend to occur in the radiographically more advan… Later on, this grading system has been modified to computed tomographic evaluation and correlated with arthroscopy, distinguishing cystic lesion of talar dome seen in primary stages with or without communication to the articular surface and detached fragment in more advanced lesions [6]. Coronal PD fat suppressed MRI image (b) revealing BME (star) in the posteromedial part of the talar dome. Am J Sports Med. CBCT, which was first introduced for preoperative evaluation of dental implants, is currently also used for musculoskeletal applications. Sagittal PD fat suppressed MRI image (a) showing BME (star) at the posteromedial part of the talar dome. If the cartilage is damaged, perform a subchondral cyst approach as I have detailed above. DOI: https://doi.org/10.2106/00004623-195941060-00002, Hepple, S, Winson, IG and Glew, D. Osteochondral lesions of the talus: A revised classification. Staging of Osteochondral Lesions of the Talus: MRI and Cone Beam CT. Journal of the Belgian Society of Radiology. Accurate staging of cartilage lesions is of utmost importance, as this will have a major impact on the treatment strategy and ultimate prognosis. Check for errors and try again. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/0749-8063(91)90087-E, Mintz, DN, Tashjian, GS, Connell, DA, Deland, JT, O’Malley, M and Potter, HG. subchondral bone marrow edema on dual-energy CT; MRI. They can progress to subchondral collapse, osteochondral injury, and osteochondral defects 1. Location of the OCL according to the mechanism of trauma. 6. The equipment is designed to perform exams in sitting or supine position and is relatively compact, allowing installation in many radiology departments and private practices. In addition, the trabecular architecture of subchondral bone is far better visualized on CBCT than on CR. {"url":"/signup-modal-props.json?lang=us\u0026email="}. ... extends to the subchondral bone, and occurs in patients with closed physes (4 ... Skeletal Radiology, Vol. Lomax, A, Miller, RJ, Fogg, QA, Jane Madeley, N and Senthil Kumar, C. Quantitative assessment of the subchondral vascularity of the talar dome: A cadaveric study. Yamamoto T, Iwasaki K, Iwamoto Y. Transtrochanteric rotational osteotomy for a subchondral insufficiency fracture of the femoral head in young adults. This article highlights some of the causes and treatment options for Subchondral Bone Cysts. 24) is an intraosseous cyst which occurs beneath an articular surface of a bone. The overlying cartilage is intact at the talus, whereas there is subtle cartilage lesion at the distal tibia (arrow). Background: Cystic lesions of the carpal bones are rare entities that are infrequently reported in the literature. Subchondral cysts of the tibia secondary to osteoarthritis of the knee. Subchondroplasty: What the Radiologist Needs to Know. Staging of Osteochondral Lesions of the Talus: MRI and Cone Beam CT. Journal of the Belgian Society of Radiology. Treatment depends on the location and size of the defect as well as the presence of secondary degenerative changes. Disqus. On CBCT arthrographic images, the contrast separating the OCL fragment from the talar dome can be evaluated with more confidence (Figure 8). When the latter is present, then joint replacement is often the only feasible treatment. Arthroscopy. The symptoms you will likely notice are: Lameness may be acute or hardly noticed unless the horse is working at specific increased speeds or when involved in specific activities - intermittent, especially in older horses but can be noted in horses of any age Stage 4 consists of a displaced fragment, often accompanied with surrounding bone marrow edema. Arthroscopic evaluation of the cartilage is regarded as the gold standard [2], but due to its invasiveness and the need for anesthesia, it should be reserved for preoperatively well-documented cases and combined with surgical treatment procedures. Similar to the Outerbridge classification widely used in staging of cartilage lesions of the knee, a modified staging system for evaluation of the depth of cartilage defects with correlation to arthroscopy may be used in the ankle (Figure 10). In osteoarthritis, the overloading and the vascular obstruction within the subchondral bone leads to subchondral sclerosis, bone marrow edema and bleeding, and subchondral cysts. A subchondral cyst without superficial cartilage damage is rare and requires a different approach. Alternative diagnosis on CBCT compared to MRI. Scaphoid intraosseous cystic lesions represent a rare subset of carpal bone cysts. Note the more subtle subchondral cyst formation in the proximal margin of the hamate (H), related to chronic repetitive abutment with the lunate (type II lunate morphology with an extra facet which articulates with the hamate). J Bone Joint Surg Am. Jose J, Pasquotti G, Smith MK, et al. Joint preserving surgical treatments of subchondral fractures include microfracture, drilling, subchondroplasty 10, or in the hip joint: transtochanteric osteotomy 11. A suggested grading system based on MRI findings is 9: Low-grade subchondral fractures in particular, if there is no collapse of the subchondral bone plate, can be treated conservatively with restricted weight-bearing 2,3  and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. 17 (9): 1115-31. In particular cases also alternative diagnoses can be made on basis of CBCT (Figure 11). Cartilage damage may have a variable imaging appearance ranging from a small fissure, a distinct defect, flap formation or delamination. Coronal proton density (b) shows focal hypointense thickening of the talar dome (arrow). The sac is usually primarily filled with hyaluronic acid. The IW fs sequence depicted subchondral bone marrow edema-like lesions to a larger extent than DESS (p < 0.0001), and the opposite was true for subchondral cysts. Stage 1 lesions are due to bone marrow contusion. Subchondral insufficiency fracture of the knee: grading, risk factors, and outcome. Coronal (c) and sagittal (d) reformatted CBCT-A show a focal bony lesion with peripheral sclerosis in the distal tibia and talus. Sclerotic lines as a result of impaction or as slight deformities of the joint line in case of subchondral collapse can sometimes be seen particularly at a later stage 4. (2016) Radiology. THE IMPORTANCE OF THE DIAGNOSIS OF SUBCHONDRAL FRACTURE OF THE FEMORAL HEAD, HOW TO DIFFERENTIATE IT FROM AVASCULAR NECROSIS AND HOW TO TREAT IT. Pathria MN, Chung CB, Resnick DL. Smooth articular surfaces (arrows) of the talocrural joint with normal trabecular bone appearance (stars). In the region of subchondral edema, in osteoarthritis the most common pathological changes are necrosis, fibrosis, and trabecular abnormalities . Unable to process the form. Subchondral cystic lesions are common features that are associated with many arthropathies and synovial-based processes. As MRI is inaccurate for the evaluation of the articular cartilage compartment, further staging with direct arthrographic techniques are often mandatory if an OCL is detected on MRI and in those scenarios in which arthrosopic treatment is considered. The synovial fluid intrusion theory suggests that elevated intra-articular pressure forces joint fluid into the subchondral bone via fissured or ulcerated cartilage,, creating a cyst. Anatomy of the talocrural joint. The etiology of subchondral cysts is unknown. Compared to the articular cartilage of the knee, cartilage of the ankle joint is very thin and the spatial resolution of MRI may be insufficient for detection of small lesions. Posadzy M, Desimpel J, Vanhoenacker FM. Rather, these subchondral lesions are typically lined by a connective tis-sue membrane, such as collagen [22–24] and Some authors suggest that … Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. MRI evaluation of collapsed femoral heads in patients 60 years old or older: Differentiation of subchondral insufficiency fracture from osteonecrosis of the femoral head. 1959; 41–A: 988–1020. Finally, when fluid flows underneath the defect, the OCD can become unstable and may result in a corpus liberum. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00167-008-0607-x, Barr, C, Bauer, JS, Malfair, D, Ma, B, Henning, TD, Steinbach, L, et al. Yamamoto T. Subchondral insufficiency fractures of the femoral head. This term covers a wide spectrum of pathologies including (sub)chondral contusion, osteochondritis dissecans, osteochondral fracture and osteoarthritis resulting from longstanding disease. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1148/radiol.2333031921, Kirschke, JS, Braun, S, Baum, T, Holwein, C, Schaeffeler, C, Imhoff, AB, et al. The OCL according to the mechanism of trauma on the etiology of subchondral due. Particular cases also alternative diagnoses can be made on basis of CBCT ( Figure 11 ) for. And Harty, M. 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